Hidalgo County reported 20 additional COVID-19 deaths and 158 positive tests on Tuesday.
The deaths included a man from the Alamo, a man from Edinburgh, three women and two men from Macalen, two women and three men from the Mission, one woman and four men from Weslaco and one woman and two men from undiscovered locations.
“Too many people continue to die from this disease,” Judge Cortes said. “I am proud that the community takes the threat of this virus more seriously, as reflected in the lower figures, but I ask that everyone continue to be vigilant. I also pray for everyone’s prayers for their neighbors, friends and relatives who have died of this disease. “
With the 20 deaths, the death toll in Hidalgo County has risen to 1
There are currently 170 people in district hospitals due to the virus, and 70 of these patients are being treated in intensive care units.
The county reported 121 people released from isolation on Tuesday, raising the total to 27,998. There are currently 2,156 net active cases.
Hidalgo County administered 163,041 tests for COVID-19 and 130,877 of them tested negative.
Cameron County reported nine deaths from COVID-19 and 44 new cases of the virus on Tuesday.
The new deaths include three women and four men from Brownsville and one woman and a man from Harlingen.
The nine deaths increased the death toll there to 935, and the new deaths increased the total number of COVID-19 cases to 22,825.
The county also announced that an additional 76 people had recovered, increasing the total number of recovered to 20,067.
Star County said four more people tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday.
There are currently 443 active cases there, and 3,140 people have recovered from the virus.
There are 164 COVID-19-related deaths in the county.
Wilasi County announced another case of COVID-19, raising the total to 1180.
The new case is reported to be a teenage boy.